This guide is for all you python programmers who have always wondered ,what is the best way to get into “IoT”(Internet of Things) , now since you've made it to this page, buy yourself an Intel Edison from Amazon or an online store like Adafruit.com or Sparkfun.com and follow this guide.
In addition if you own a Raspberry Pi and want to do some serious Internet of Things projects with the Intel Edison, this guide is for you and by the end of this ible you’ll see how easy the transition from the Pi world is.
As part of this guide you'll learn how to
In my case I am using a Mac, but if you are using a windows machine follow the link for the Microsoft equivalent.For Windows you will have to install Drivers and use Putty instead of the Terminal in Mac.
If you don’t have the electronic component at home, that is a LED, Potentiometer, Breadboard and jumper wire, try and get electronic starter kit from any of the websites above or at your local Radioshack. In my case I am using Seed studio Grove Starter Kit Plus - Intel IoT Edition for Intel Galileo Gen 2, which has a few more sensors that you can use for various IOT projects.
In addition you'll need 2 Micro B to Type A USB cables , the same ones that are used to charge most Android phones.
Unbox the Intel Edison from the package and the anti static bag.
Add the 4 pegs to raise the expansion board off the table and snap the Edison in the slot as shown in the picture above,you should here a click sound.
Add the nuts to the screws which came with the package as shown in the picture above.
For more details about the Edison refer to the following pdf